Boating History of Lake Minnetonka
Travel back in time and visit the personalities and watercraft that once traveled the waters of Lake Minnetonka. Come join us and featured speaker F. Todd Warner as he shares his photos and stories of the boats, their builders, and the ups and downs of Lake Minnetonka’s boating history through the years.
Wayzata's boat building era began in 1889, when Royal C. Moore first set up shop at the foot of Barry Avenue. Moore's property continued on as Ramaley Boat Company and ultimately Minnetonka Boat Works. For decades this building produced sailboats, row boats, launches, steamboats, runabouts, and Tonka Craft speed boats. Today we know this building as the home of Wayzata Brew Works and 6Smith.
Come join us at Wayzata Brew Works (294 Grove Lane East) on Monday, July 9 for this special program on the boating history of Lake Minnetonka. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will feature never before seen photos and a special highlight on the Wayzata Speed Boat Races of the late 1930s. Come and enjoy a beautiful summer evening along the shores of Wayzata Bay and plan to spend some time socializing after the program. We look forward to seeing you there!